Yea, I also saw that it is probably going to rain a lot while we’re there. Oh well, I guess we’ll all just be wet the whole time. There are probably worse things. I know that you can get umbrellas from the vending machines (supposedly umbrellas are disposable in Japan and no one actually owns one). So we should be able to stay at least a little dry.
I am also really excited for the Hakone/Mt. Fuji day. That is the one day where if it rains it would be a major bummer. I’m guessing there won’t be a lot of places to duck and take cover? I love hiking, and after a couple of days in Tokyo it’ll be nice to get some fresh air.
My wife and I will be flying in 2 days before the trip to help us adjust to Tokyo, and get over our jetllag. (We’ll be flying in from the Western part of the USA.) I think the first day we’ll be going to Mori Tower for the 360 degrees view of Tokyo. Then we’ll probably try and find an Onsen to slip into so we can relax away our muscle cramps.
We’ll definitely also check out Akihabara since we both grew up on anime, and will probably be doing the Robot Restaurant optional excursion. Robot Restaurant looks weird, chaotic, and like a shock to the senses. Which is a good thing to do to yourself from time-to-time.
Where are you from? Do you speak Japanese (my wife and I are taking lessons)?